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Old 06-05-2012, 10:03 AM   #1
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Which springs?

I want a racing look of the car. But it's a daily driver can you please help me with what spring I should go with?
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Guys will you please help me on what lowering springs to go with?
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i got dropzones . i luv em. but if u got cash to spend go for h&r springs . and i u reeeeally have cash to blow, forget springs and get coilovers
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If its a daily driver I would go with the eibach pro kit you won't need any other upgrades other than new shocks and struts
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It seems like the pro kit is not a noticeable drop would the eibach sport be to low and would the h&r sport be to low?
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It seems like the pro kit is not a noticeable drop would the eibach sport be to low and would the h&r sport be to low?
no such thing as too low ! and no its not that big of a drop. at most 2" depending on ur shocks/struts
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Actually there is too low. Especially if you have wide tires and a weak suspension. Before I changed the suspension the previous owner put on the fenders would cut the tire sidewalls because of the suspension collapse. My car had steeda springs(not sure which ones) and tokico shocks and stock control arms. If you do go REALLY low you'd better look at strong spring rates or upgrading your shocks and control arms to keep that from happening. I went with h&r race springs and kyb adjustable shocks and j&m control arms and I don't have any problems now and it didnt raise my ride height any.
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I love my h&r race springs. Currently have cut v6 springs on the back for a temporary fix. All 4 fenders are rolled to clear tires. 275 front and 305 rear
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Yea I'm kinda sketchy on rolling the fenders cause nobody around here can do it so I'm like...............
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Guys will you please help me on what lowering springs to go with?
Do you plan on doing any sort of racing? Like Roadcourse/Auto X type racing.
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Yea I'm kinda sketchy on rolling the fenders cause nobody around here can do it so I'm like...............
I rolled my own. Never done it before my cobra. Zero issues and was quite easy
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No I won't be racing on track or anything I just want them for looks?
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Seen reviews of the H&R race springs. Supposedly they still have good ride quality for a DD, and don't drop as low as the sport springs. Thinking of getting those for the Mach with some upgraded shocks/struts.
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No I won't be racing on track or anything I just want them for looks?
Then go for the sport springs, the race springs get fairly stiff for daily driving. I personally like H&R springs.
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I have H&R race springs and Tokico shocks/struts with the polyurethane spring isolators, and eibach camber bolts. The ride is a little stiffer than the stock Bullitt springs and lowered it another .5 inches in front and .25 in back. I am very happy with them got a DD and I can post some pretty competitive Auto-x times.
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I have H&R race springs and Tokico shocks/struts with the polyurethane spring isolators, and eibach camber bolts. The ride is a little stiffer than the stock Bullitt springs and lowered it another .5 inches in front and .25 in back. I am very happy with them got a DD and I can post some pretty competitive Auto-x times.
+1 thanks for the input just made my decision lol. I'll sacrifice some ride quality to be able to sling it around the track. I'm also not wanting that much of a drop. Longtubes are low clearance as is.
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Yea I'm the same way. I don't think the ride quality is bad at all. I mean you bought a mustang not a Lincoln lol
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My pleasure, I love my set up. I went with the camber bolts so I could add more negative camber, but you can probably get away without camber bolts or plates. The turn in on my Bullitt has improved greatly by adding camber, I'm now at -1.5 degrees.
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Then go for the sport springs, the race springs get fairly stiff for daily driving. I personally like H&R springs.
If I go with h&r race springs max caster camber plates and tokico shocks and struts would that be good?
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That would be a great set up in my opinion.
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I love my h&r race springs. Currently have cut v6 springs on the back for a temporary fix. All 4 fenders are rolled to clear tires. 275 front and 305 rear
How much did you cut off your coils?
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If I go with h&r race springs max caster camber plates and tokico shocks and struts would that be good?
Yes. That's what my plan is once I can get the funds for shocks and struts.
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This is before and after the spring install
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Re: Which springs?

If your goal is primarily looks while still maintaining driveability every day, look into FRPP C or B springs, H&R Race Springs, or Eibach Pro Kit springs. These springs drop the car .75" to 1.25"...a noticeable drop from stock but still practical for daily driving. The ride will be stiffer than stock but not unbearable.

FRPP F Springs, H&R Super Sport Springs and Eibach Sport Lines are more aggressive and lower the car +1.75", so they might make daily driving tougher. I have the H&R SS's, and the drop is amazing but low, and the ride is definitely stiffer than stock, but I don't dd the car so it doesn't bother me.

If you use FRPP C springs or Bullitt stock springs (basically C springs), you probably don't need CC plates or new Shocks/Struts, though camber bolts and a set of Bullitt/Mach 1 shocks/struts wouldn't hurt.

As said, for the best results and to avoid premature wear, match your upgraded shocks/struts with the upgraded spring rates. Not doing so will cause your components to wear out much sooner and make for a weak suspension setup.
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If your goal is primarily looks while still maintaining driveability every day, look into FRPP C or B springs, H&R Race Springs, or Eibach Pro Kit springs. These springs drop the car .75" to 1.25"...a noticeable drop from stock but still practical for daily driving. The ride will be stiffer than stock but not unbearable.

FRPP F Springs, H&R Super Sport Springs and Eibach Sport Lines are more aggressive and lower the car +1.75", so they might make daily driving tougher. I have the H&R SS's, and the drop is amazing but low, and the ride is definitely stiffer than stock, but I don't dd the car so it doesn't bother me.

If you use FRPP C springs or Bullitt stock springs (basically C springs), you probably don't need CC plates or new Shocks/Struts, though camber bolts and a set of Bullitt/Mach 1 shocks/struts wouldn't hurt.

As said, for the best results and to avoid premature wear, match your upgraded shocks/struts with the upgraded spring rates. Not doing so will cause your components to wear out much sooner and make for a weak suspension setup.
If you get the eibach sport what all do I need if I just want it for looks or the h&r SS springs?
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Will lowering springs cause the car to scrape the ground on like bumps?
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Will lowering springs cause the car to scrape the ground on like bumps?
Mostly just speed bunps

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The race springs also are not progressive rate like the SS and sportline springs. Meaning they are one stiffness the whole time, versus progressive rate springs are soft when you first go over the bump but get stiffer the more they compress. Usually the SS and spirtline springs are recommended more for a DD setup because they give you more of a stock feel going over bumps versus the race springs being very stiff.
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Yeah so I'm going to go with eibach sports. So what is everything I need if I just want it for looks or just the springs?
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Yeah so I'm going to go with eibach sports. So what is everything I need if I just want it for looks or just the springs?
Your can get away with just the springs IF you don't mind blowing through tires fast. To do it right you need the springs, shocks, struts, caster/camber plates, and a bumpsteer kit.
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Should I do the eibach or the h&r sports ah this is hard to choose!!! But I will go with the springs and caster camber plates. Then get the shocks and struts and bump steer kit later.
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I have camber bolts and I have lots of adjustment with them. Plus they cost a fraction of the price compared to camber plates. They are around $25-30, I'm vet happy with them, and you don't have to drill an extra hole in your shock tower, like you do with 4 bolt camber plates. Just a thought.
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Should I do the eibach or the h&r sports ah this is hard to choose!!! But I will go with the springs and caster camber plates. Then get the shocks and struts and bump steer kit later.
Ok. With the springs it really just comes down to which name you like better. Both are very good springs. Also go check what deals AM has on springs this month, that could help you decide
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I would actually look at what you want in your spring and go from there. Your stock springs are 400lbs and rears are 180ish lbs, so I would really look at spring rates over brand.
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I have camber bolts and I have lots of adjustment with them. Plus they cost a fraction of the price compared to camber plates. They are around $25-30, I'm vet happy with them, and you don't have to drill an extra hole in your shock tower, like you do with 4 bolt camber plates. Just a thought.
Ah thats something I'll have to look into. Don't want to drive holes for the camber plates. Where did you pick yours up at?
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Re: Which springs?

I have had both eibach pro kit and now the H&R super sports. Pro kit wasnt low enough. Here are the H&R'S
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